The Overwatch League is reportedly carrying out a 2-2-2 Role Lock beginning in Stage 4 of the current season.
Implementing some sort of role has been talked about for some time in the Overwatch Community and
According to a report by Upcomer, Multiple sources inside the Overwatch League have said that the rumored 2-2-2 role lock would be put in place for Stage 4.
Teams would be limited to 2 supports, 2 tanks and 2 DPS under the new system.
The end of GOATs?
Limiting teams to 2 of each hero would effectively remove GOATs (which is basically three tanks and three supports) from Overwatch League play.
Blizzard has handled the Overwatch League and updates in the past, it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility.
Forcing a 2-2-2 Role Lock would be one of the biggest changes to happen to Overwatch Competitive since getting rid of the no hero limit rule as they wanted. Basically, every match is about no-limits.
According to the report only learned about the change in early June, which would make them a month and a half to prepare for the start of Stage 4 on July 26.
Can we expect 2-2-2 in our games?
If we look back to the replay feature,
Blizzard could be holding back on the announcement to avoid upsetting fans and players who do not want to
Jeff Kaplan did tease "big changes" coming to Overwatch this summer, and role lock of any child would certainly make one of the biggest changes they could make to the game.